How to Cool Your Soup

Cool Your Soup

I pretty much like my hot food hot and my cold food cold.  The rest of the family?  Well, they prefer to eat without burning their tongues.  Ok, fine. 


Waiting it out works… slowly.  Blowing on each bite works… with splatters of soup on my table.  Ice works… but waters down the flavor. 

What really works?  Frozen peas. 


Add them to individual bowls of veggie soup, chicken and noodles, beef and noodles, and any other soup where peas are an acceptable addition, right before serving.   These little edible ice cubes cool the soup down quickly without diluting any flavor.

Kid approved!


  1. What a neat idea! I bet frozen corn would work, too. Cool!

  2. Now if I just liked peas!! I eat them to set a good example to my kiddos, but would prefer life without them. But I can see how they would work well. Oh–but I like my food really hot too. Good, only the kids need to use them.

  3. Hey! Fantastic idea.

    Now, I wonder if this would work for cooling down the kids’ oatmeal in the morning… hmmm…

  4. What a great tip! Thanks

  5. Frozen blueberries work great for cooling oatmeal!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    What a good idea! When I was growing up, my mom would have us cool off pot pies (the single-serve type that come frozen) by putting frozen peas into the pot pies. We could all put however many we wanted. She told me years later it was a way to get us to eat a few more veggies too. 😉

  7. What an awesome idea! I always just use ice or stick the kids’ bowls in the freezer.

  8. YES! Frozen peas are always in my arsenal. I love them for finger foods, teething babies, cooling hot things, entertaining toddlers, oh, the list goes on. Even when I have an abundance of fresh pea pods in my garden, I STILL always buy a bag of frozen peas because they are good for so.many.things. 🙂

    • Pretty sure one of us should write a post all about frozen peas. Ha! Be sure to add “makes a great ice pack” in there. 😉

  9. Amy it’s so refreshing to see your wooden bowls. My mama used to have bowl like that that she got from granny. Lovely to see them again. Mama’s haven’t been seen since I was little 🙂

    • Awww, that’s so sweet. We actually grabbed those at a yard sale LONG ago, and they were part of a salad set. We have the HUGE wooden salad bowl to go with them. 🙂

  10. Great idea! At our house, my daughter and I eat frozen peas (corn, too) right out of the bag- they’re surprisingly sweet.

  11. Hey, you’re a pretty smart cookie!

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